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Kaizer Chiefs face an essential clash against SuperSport United to keep CAF’s hopes alive

Kaizer Chiefs he will seek to maintain his hopes of CAF Confederations Cup living qualification when they assume united supercar at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium on Saturday, May 13.

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The game starts at 15:00.

Kingswho sit fourth in the standings, would miss out on continental football entirely next season if they fail to beat Matsatsantsa.

SuperSport United sit in third place, two points behind Orlando Pirates, who hold the coveted second and final spot in the CAF Champions League.

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The Glamor Boys are still smarting from their Nedbank Cup exit to Orlando Pirates, as well as their DStv Premiership loss to Swallows FC.

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Meanwhile, SuperSport United are unbeaten in their last five matches and are coming off a 0-0 draw with Stellenbosch FC.

SuperSport United manager Gavin Hunt added spice to the occasion by suggesting that Kaizer Chiefs spent a lot of money for ‘nothing’ this season.

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“You have to compare what we have spent with the other teams. We have not spent R1 on any player this season compared to what the opposition have spent,” said the four-time league winner.

“I always judge it that way and I think it’s a better reflection of how my small team has done this season. We played a lot of young guys at the beginning and we got some guys (on loan) so it balanced out pretty well because there were no funds to buy anybody and I knew that when I got here.”

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Meanwhile, Amakhosi boss Arthur Zwane insists the season will be No be a failure if your team does not qualify for continental football.

“If (finishing third to qualify for the Confederation Cup) didn’t happen, it doesn’t mean it was a bad season overall. I think with the new team and also giving a lot of young people (opportunities), coming from our own development, it’s been a good season,” Zwane told the media.

When the teams last met, in September of last year, Kaizer Chiefs won 2-1.


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